Opposition joins Netanyahu in lobbying against anti-Israel resolution in UNHRC
A-G to issue tough indictment against former chief rabbi Metzger
Israel mum on State Department clarification on settlement policy
Bayit Yehudi threatens coalition crisis over terror attack
Assi Dayan to the end
2,000-year-old ritual bath found under family’s Jerusalem living room floor
Franz Kafka’s manuscripts belong in National Library, Tel Aviv court says
The Dire Straits experience
Under-19's warmup with MK's knockout
Mekel needs to make a decision one way or another
Basketball: Disappointed Hapoel Jerusalem snubbed by Euroleague
Tennis: Sela sent packing in first round of Wimbledon
Workplace abuse law passes provisional reading
Family home of Har Nof synagogue massacre terrorist sealed
Lapid urges ambassadors to reject UNHRC Gaza report
New restrictions on Palestinian security prisoners passed by Knesset committee
Netanyahu: We are partners with Egypt in the fight against ISIS that has reached our borders
Netanyahu and Ya'alon visit terror victims in Jerusalem
Shin Bet: Hamas attempt to build terror network in West Bank thwarted
Jewish groups brief MEPs on Hamas’s anti-Semitism
Nicholas Winton, the 'British Schindler,' dies at age 106
Obama administration will ignore ‘Israel-controlled territories’ in anti-BDS law
Belgium to provide $4 million in security funding to Jewish institutions
Rabbi accused of molestation to be extradited to Israel
Iran deadlines swept aside as negotiators settle on moment of truth
Report: IDF to okay bolstered Egyptian forces in Sinai after deadly attacks
Abbas outs top PLO official on suspicion of 'conspiracy' to undermine PA
Brinksmanship ahead of new Iran nuclear deadline
Israel closes crossings with Egypt, Gaza, following ISIS Sinai terror attacks
Netanyahu comes to hail mental health reform
Unions demand collective agreement to ensure vocational conditions
Israeli scientists develop 'smell fingerprint' that could identify every human on Earth
Israel joins Interpol Operation Pangea 8 to seize illegal and counterfeit drugs
Members of the public can submit reactions to gas outline until July 21
Energy Minister Steinitz announces terms of gas compromise deal
Southern Israel feels effects of 5.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Sinai
Apps for finding jobs are among Microsoft Venture’s latest start-up
Tech Talk: Tel Aviv hosts international cybersecurity conference
Government seeks to fill hi-tech manpower shortage
Still got it: Seniors going online to discuss, learn about sex
Letters to the Editor: Appalling comment
Jurisprudence and defending Israel
Jerusalem Post Editorial: Spreading pride
The problem with productivity
Change the status quo on conversions
An enemy of individual expression
Puzzles of reminiscence
A soul in Sheol
Ten ideas for Naftali Bennett
Turning a rekindled passion into a lucrative business
Book Review: Catch the truth
Book Review: An exceptional relationship, tested?
Hot off the Arab press
A nation of enablers
Come to the Kretshme
Ramadan ‘kareem’ in the Old City
Remembering the Rebbe
Grapevine: A couple of ‘Odd Couples’
EVA ruminates on dating in the 21st century: Repeat mistakes
‘I’m innocent – really!’
This Islamic State madness has gone on long enough
Israel-Palestine: French recipe lacks ingredients
Israel's core challenge - staying alive in an age of enemy 'martyrdom'
The European Union risks 'Jew-hater' label
חִיבּוּק שֶל אַהֲבָה
Mourning the Mount of Olives
A different perspective
No apologies for fighting ‘sabotage’
The aliya premium
Why the Jews support anti-Jewish social movements?
The writing’s on the wall, and it says “F*** the Jews”
It does not add up
A bridge too far
How is it to hang out with Israelis
Three US churches consider BDS measures against Israel in upcoming vote
NGO seeks to seize N. Korean ship to pay off $330 m. US judgment for killing of priest
ISIS purportedly threatens to 'slaughter' Christian Arabs living in Jerusalem
Lutheran pastor says Jews to blame for destroying Christian values after US approves gay marriage
Pope: Why didn't the allies bomb the railway lines to Auschwitz?
Green Leadership Classroom Inaugurated at Dimona School
Eitan Levav Scenic Lookout Inaugurated in Adamit Park
Cherries in the Negev: If You Will it, It is No Dream
Healing Garden Dedicated at the Dana-Dwek Children’s Hospital in Tel Aviv
Italy’s National Day at EXPO 2015
The Ambassadors’ Club of Israel Tours the Galilee with KKL-JNF
The International Solidarity Mission Says Goodbye in Jerusalem
Chinese Ambassador Visits the Israel-China Friendship Fores
New Bio-filters Purify Surface Runoff Water for Reuse
Future Tour Guides Discover the Negev with KKL-JNF
The Shamir Drilling Project
Graduation Ceremony for Rosh HaAyin’s Volunteer Firefighters
$100 Million JNF Boruchin Israel Education Advocacy Center Opens
JNF Canada Pays Tribute to the Honourable John Baird
From Sunny Israel to Cold Canada
Walking for Water with KKL France in the Mountains of Eilat
The Negev Conference on Agricultural Research and Development
Arava Open Day: Food Security for Israel and the Entire World
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
An Olah Reports From Nepal
How One Oleh is Helping to Transform the Way People Drink Water
From Think Tank to Environmental Consultant
Award Winning Designer Launches Career as Wedding Dressmaker
How Natalie Edwards Built a Successful Career in Israel’s Startup Industry
5 Tips to Land a Job in Israel
Starting Your Own Business in Israel: Real Life Examples
5 Strategies for Finding Your Professional Place in Israel
36 Hours in Southern Israel
Food Shopping In Israel
How Women Can Have it All in Israel
The Eisenberg’s Long Journey Home
Why Retirees are Thriving in Israel
Thanks to Aliyah video
6 Frequently Asked Questions about Israeli Healthcare
Starting Over in Israel
Sam Eisenberg: From Nativ to Aliyah
WATCH: Why Olim #LiveLoveIsrael
5 Ways that Olim Kick Back
VIDEO: Are you ready for the South?
Make yourself at home… in Israel
NBN Announces Bonei Zion Prize Recipients for 2015
NefeshB’Nefesh Provides Services to Bnot Sherut
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07.01.2015 | 14 Tammuz, 5775
"Political horizon is completely closed with this new settler government," PLO leader says.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Calling coalition extreme, Erekat says it will be counteractive to "peace and stability" in region.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Instead of waiting in notoriously long lines at branches, customers can register online or via the postal app.
By NIV ELIS
Steinitz calls compromise outline over Leviathan "balanced, responsible and appropriate."
By SHARON UDASIN
After almost a year of failing to get the government-approved National Government Hospital Authority off the ground, its director Esther Dominissini resigns.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Environmental Protection Ministry recommends residents take precautions: reduce standing water, use insect repellants, install window screens.
A coup de déclarations super-patriotiques, l’ancienne porte-parole de Tsahal est parvenue à se hisser jusqu’au cabinet ministériel. Mais sa stratégie de va-t-en-guerre pourrait ne plus fonctionner
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Le nouveau ministre des Affaires de Jérusalem Zeev Elkin aspire à laisser de côté le conflit suscité par sa nomination, pour se mettre au travail
By PEGGY CIDOR
Sa nomination fait grincer les dents. La nouvelle ministre de la Justice va devoir prouver qu’elle est autre chose qu’une belle plante
By SARAH HONIG
La décision d’Avigdor Liberman d’entrer dans l’opposition place Benjamin Netanyahou dans une position délicate, à l’heure des grands défis diplomatiques
By HERB KEINON
Après avoir été sacré grand prêtre de la politique, Netanyahou conduira finalement
une coalition étroite. Entouré de rivaux plus hostiles que jamais, son leadership est menacé
L’histoire l’a prouvé. L’union nationale n’est pas une mauvaise option. Souvenez-vous de Shimon Peres et d’Itzhak Shamir
By ARYE MEKEL
Le scrutin approche et deux principaux scénarios se profilent. Au jeu des alliances, qui a le plus de chance de former une coalition stable ? Sachant qu’en politique israélienne, rien n’est vraiment prévisible…
By YONI DAYAN
Moshé Kahlon pourrait bien tenir entre ses mains la composition du futur gouvernement
By LESLIE SUSSER
That depends on how you define democracy – which is why the ‘Jewish vs. democratic’ debate has become so fraught.
By EVELYN GORDON
How Mayor Nir Barkat lost the ministry he never had to Likud MK Ze’ev Elkin.
Tamir Nir, set to replace Rachel Azaria, is looking forward to working fulltime for the city.
By NAAMA BARAK
New city council member Aaron Leibowitz hopes to bring about change in the capital.
Having learned his lesson from his last, short-lived, government, Benjamin Netanyahu
is taking six steps to bring about political peace and quiet.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Knesset Speaker finds it unacceptable to go on break right after elections, seeks to change schedule.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Zionist Union co-leader expresses concern over election results in radio interview.
Opposition to Eli Yishai's new party to Otzma was partly driven by the position of Rabbi Tzvi Tau.
By JEREMY SHARON
"The terrorist organizations must receive the message that the blood of Israeli citizens, especially residents of Judea and Samaria, is not worthless," says Uri Ariel.
Days after resignation from minister-without-portfolio post, Likud MK reassures public he will continue to represent his party in the Knesset.
New report outlines policy measures to improve Israeli society.
By HAYAH GOLDLIST-EICHLER
Minister-Without-Portfolio Bennie Begin will most likely have to leave the cabinet.
Cabinet approves long list of deputy ministers.
Tensions between Netanyahu and Erdan intensified Monday when the latter vowed to fight to dismantle the Bezeq Internet infrastructure monopoly.
Likud lawmaker takes over from Yisrael Beytenu MK, who held position for six years.
By SAM SOKOL
Motion, proposed by Yesh Atid, falls by a 59-56 vote.
Both Shas and Bayit Yehudi sought control of the ministry during the recent coalition negotiations.
Reform by Kulanu head Kahlon could be stymied by former interior minister.
The new petition is based on the Movement for the Quality of Government’s hope that now that ministers are appointed, court will more seriously consider disqualifying Deri, Galant.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Appointment of right-wing Likud MK to post sends mixed signals and proposes the question of what could have been.
Likud ministers battle over seats; Erdan threatens to stay out
Survey conducted by Smith Polling Institute finds that 52% of respondents say deal with UTJ included too many concessions.
Faction argues two sections of Likud-Bayit Yehudi coalition deal are illegal.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Respondents believe Kahlon will fail to fix housing crisis.
Faction steps back from responsibility for religion and state issues.
Court cases, parliamentary maneuvers postpone swearing-in of next coalition.
Bennett: “We will look out for the common good”; Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan to serve as deputy defense minister.
High Court of Justice is set to respond by Monday morning to petition filed by Yesh Atid, requesting injunction to halt enlarging cabinet.
MK adviser to ‘Post’: The majority of Druse serve in the army with many in combat units; “If we are good enough to go to war, we are good enough to be in the government.”
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Multiple Likud MKs have reportedly told PM that they want to know which portfolio they will receive before they commit to vote to expand cabinet.
Faction leader Herzog says he will seek to retain role as opposition leader opposition.
Bayit Yehudi MK, 39, is not a lawyer and the same steadfastness of purpose which has made her popular on the Right have earned her jeers on the Left.
Throughout Netanyahu's political career, there have been those who served under him and felt wronged by him.
Faction leader Naftali Bennett's demand comes ahead of Wednesday's midnight deadline to form a new government.
Yisrael Beytenu leader makes announcement ahead of Wednesday morning deadline to form a new government.
By GIL HOFFMAN,JEREMY SHARON
PM Netanyahu has until Wednesday at 8 p.m. to inform President Reuven Rivlin that he has formed a government.
Kahlon, not UTJ to sign first coalition deal, as early as Tuesday.
Negotiating teams to present draft agreements to faction leaders for approval.
PM’s message noted that not only do Druse cooperate in blood, but they are partners in building the holy land of Israel.
Legislation would add politicians to Supreme Court judicial selection panel.
By GIL HOFFMAN,YONAH JEREMY BOB
PM faces criticism as deadline to form new government approaches; premier meets with Kulanu leader Kahlon on Monday night.
Herzog continues to claim reports of a meeting with Netanyahu are untrue.
Sources close to Bayit Yehudi leader say PM had agreed to appoint Bennett defense minister but reserved the right to try to persuade him to take Foreign Ministry instead.
Shas is currently in advanced negotiations with the Likud party to enter the next coalition government, with Deri seeking the Interior portfolio.
PM and his finance minister-designate meet for three hours in effort to work out differences and enable the formation of a new government.
"Netanyahu has the right to close a deal with Herzog. We wouldn't be part of such a government."
New Zionist Union MK seeks to bolster agriculture, strengthen the periphery and improve ties between local and national government.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Shas leader Arye Deri Tuesday night and marathon coalition talks will take place next week.
It could take a splitting solution to end the coalition conundrum that has become a splitting headache.
Demand could result in a confrontation with the Supreme Court and US President Barack Obama.
The large majority of haredi boys are taught extremely basic Maths and English in elementary school and virtually none in high school.
Only one party is scheduled to meet with Likud representatives during Passover break.
New MK Merav Ben Ari of Kulanu wants to deal with social issues on a national level.
Speaking ahead of the swearing-in of the new Knesset, Rivlin said the outgoing government was limited in its ability to serve the public and the new one needed to start working.
"Bayit Yehudi is a central partner in this coalition and there's no reason that this should not go forward," says MK Yariv Levin, a member of the Likud negotiation team.
Fisher: For first time ever parents intend to exercise right to influence 25% of school curriculum.
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
54-year-old Bayit Yehudi MK's medical condition had worsened significantly on Sunday.
By GIL HOFFMAN,JPOST.COM STAFF
Channel 10 reporter Raviv Drucker was accused of first leaking the documents which charge the prime minister with accepting flights funded by wealthy associates.
By HERB KEINON,YONAH JEREMY BOB
Yisrael Beytenu says that the investigation is an attempt to harm the party given that it comes at the height of an election campaign.
By BEN HARTMAN
The highest average wages were paid out to Israeli state-owned firms, starting with the ports in Haifa, where workers earned NIS 28,790 per month.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH,NIV ELIS
Political turmoil will dampen economic growth and hinder fiscal planning, says credit agency Moody's.
The current government is picking the ministry’s bones to resolve narrow party personnel problems.
By ALON LIEL
When parties are weak both democracy and governance suffer; Israel must reform its nationwide proportional representation system
By GIDEON RAHAT
You have to pass extensive and arduous tests and you have to show them an infinite number of documents, which prove two things: that you are not a journalist and that you are mentally healthy.
By LIOR DAYAN
Israel has some reason for concern, though little is likely to change in near future.
‘Metro’ profiles six candidates who hope to draw on their local political experience in the 20th Knesset.
By SHULY WASSERSTROM,TAMARA ZIEVE,SAM SOKOL
Citing personal reasons, Mustafa is the first minister to quit since the formation of a unity government with Hamas.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Robert Malley, US negotiator at Camp David, has drawn criticism on all sides both for blaming failure of Camp David talks on Palestinians, while also suggesting Israel engage with Hamas.
The Bible itself recognized that ridding of corruption is central to our entitlement to live in the land.
By RABBI SHLOMO BRODY
The difficulty in picking out a proper leader may also be seen in the fact that the first king of Israel, Saul, also had to be replaced.
By REUVEN HAMMER
"Post"'s diplomatic reporter discusses European ruling to take Hamas off list of terror organizations; religious affairs reporter explains implications of Shas's loss of Yishai.
By FRONTLINES PODCAST
"Post"'s deputy managing editor discusses ramifications of death of Palestinian official following clashes with IDF; environmentalist assesses impact of oil spill in southern Israel.
In Israel, the charge that democracy is under threat is a sure sign that the person so charged has a far clearer grasp of what democracy means.
By JONATHAN ROSENBLUM
Throughout my term in the Knesset, people would approach me and ask for “coalition funds” for themselves or for organizations that they represented.
By DOV LIPMAN
The problem is a complete divide within the nation, where half the nation is on one side, and half the nation is on the other side.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
It’s hard writing about a new government when you can’t find it.
By LIAT COLLINS
Government coalition agreements inevitably end up looking like a collection of wish lists presented by the different coalition partners in exchange for their political support.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
In every election, millions of votes go to waste as Labor voters in staunch Conservative areas, or vice versa, futilely cast their ballot with no ability to influence the final outcome.
By JEFF BARAK
Following weeks of unedifying horse-trading, threats and extortions, compounded by personal malice, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has finally cobbled together an untenable coalition.
By ISI LEIBLER
Israel’s diverse population in its early years simply didn’t ‘clump’ in clean geographic regions. It still doesn’t.
By BRIAN BLUM
The president should not muse in public, only in private, as otherwise musing is transformed into policy.
By YOAV J. TENEMBAUM